|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Sorubim trigonocephalus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920|
|Type Locality||Arinos River, downstream from the mouth of Preto River, Juruena drainage, Tapajós basin, Porto Velho, Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 14º05’32.25” S56º19’26.44” W.|
|Pronunciation||sarw oo bim - tri gon oh cef al us.|
|Etymology||Sorubi is the Brazilian local name for this fish (and several other pimelodids), latinised to become Sorubim. This specific epithet refers to its triangular-shaped (trigono=three-sided) head (cephalus=head).|
|Size||507mm or 20" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||No other pimelodid genus possesses a dark horizontal stripe stretching entire length of head and body.|
|General Remarks||Sorubim trigonocephalus was described in 1920 by Alípio de Miranda Ribeiro, based on a single specimen collected in a locality identified as “Porto Velho”. However, in their 2016 paper, O'Hara & Neuhaus correct a nearly century old confusion and determine the type locality of this species in the Arinos River in the Tapajós basin and extend it's range to include the Xingu.|
|Distribution||South America: Madeira, Tapajós and Xingu River basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Xingu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Peixes Matto-Grosso No. 58 (Annexo 5) 12 Unnum. Pls. 10-11. On the type locality of Sorubim trigonocephalus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1920 (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae), O'Hara & Neuhaus, 210 - Zootaxa.|
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|Last Update||2016 Jul 17 13:12 (species record created: 2007 Apr 20 09:39)|